Select Engineering Services returns to compete in 2022 ‘ASTORS’

The annual ‘ASTORS’ awards spotlight the most cutting-edge, cutting-edge security solutions hitting the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay in lead the competition and keep our nation safe – one facility, one street, and the city at a time.

AST Honors FDNY Department Chief Thomas Richardson; Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, president of NEC National Security Systems; and Richard Blatus, FDNY Deputy Chief of Operations, at the 2021 “ASTORS” Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on 9/11, and we were blessed to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the ASTORS Awards Luncheon. 2021.

In the days following 9/11, our nation’s critical protection needs catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many agencies and corporate organizations that are today the champions of the ‘ASTORS’ awards have emerged. .

Our keynote speaker, TSA Administrator David Pekoske, delivered a moving and timely address on the strategic priorities of TSA's 64,000 members to secure the transportation system, enabling safe travel and, in many cases, contactless, and more (Be sure to see the interview.)
TSA Administrator David Pekoske speaking to attendees at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in New York City on Nov. 17, 2021. (Be sure to see Exclusive AST interview, hosted by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

Our 2021 keynote speaker delivered a moving and informative keynote from TSA Administrator and United States Coast Guard Vice Admiral (Retired), David Pekoske; to our attendees who have traveled across the United States and internationally, on the strategic priorities of the TSA’s 64,000 members to secure the transportation system, enabling safe and, in many cases, contactless travel.

Commissioner Bill Bratton signs copies of his latest book, “The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,” at the 2021 ASTORS Awards Presentation Luncheon. (Be sure to see Exclusive AST interview with Comm Bratton, hosted by Dr. Kathleen Kiernan HERE.)

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Access Control/Identification Individual protection equipment Anti-Terrorism Law Enforcement
Perimeter Barrier/Deterrent System Interagency interdiction operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial Recognition/IRIS Body Worn Video Product cyber security
CCTV/VMS mobile technology anti-malware
Audio analysis disaster preparedness ID management
Thermal/infrared camera Mass notification system fire safety
Metal/weapon detection Relief operations Critical Infrastructure
license plate recognition Detection products COVID Innovations
Workforce management Government Security Programs And many more to choose from!

Submit your category recommendation for review at Michael Madsen, AST Editor at: [email protected].

The TSA Team
Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA team at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.)

In 2021, more than 200 distinguished guests representing federal, state and local governments, as well as industry-leading companies, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields, including:

NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby, second from left) and members of the American Red Cross accept the 'Excellence in Public Safety' awards at the 2021 'ASTORS' luncheon
NCDMPH (Dr. Goolsby, second from left) and members of the American Red Cross accept an ‘Excellence in Public Safety’ award at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ luncheon
NEC Representative at the 2021 ASTORS Awards Luncheon - Stacey Brown, SVP Raffie Beroukhim, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, 2021 ASTORS Industry Leader;  Christopher Gillyard, Rachel Sisk and Frank Sangiorg
Representing NEC Corporation at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon at ISC in New York – Stacey Brown, Chief Marketing Officer of NEC, Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President of NEC, Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC NSS, Leadership and L ‘ASTORS’ 2021 Industry Innovation Person of the Year; Chris Gillyard, NEC NSS Regional Sales Manager, Rachel Sisk, NEC NSS Executive Assistant, and Frank Sangiorgi, NEC Regional Sales Manager

Companies, the majority of which return year after year to build on their achievements, include:

MediaAlert, Universal Ally, AMAROK, ATI systems, Attivo Networks, Communications Axis, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon United States., Fortior Solutions,, Hanwha Techwin from America, HIDDEN global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Security, About Solve, PureTech Systems, quantum society, Mobile Rave Security, Group mass notification, Robotic assist devices, Rajant Company, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, One-wire software, SolarWinds around the world, Teledyne FLIR, Value systemsand WireSecure, Just to name a few!

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